ARIANA GRANDE MAKES UK CHART HISTORY

ARIANA GRANDE MAKES UK CHART HISTORY

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Ariana Grande becomes the first female artist in history to simultaneously hold the No.1 spot on the Official Albums Chart and Top 2 singles on the Official Singles Chart in the UK.

 

Ariana has also broken the UK record for most album streams ever by a female artist in one week with “thank u, next” surpassing her own record set by “Sweetener” in August 2018.

 

Ariana is the first female artist in history to replace herself at No.1 on the Official Singles Chart with ‘break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored (watch video) debuting at No.1 and ‘7 Rings (watch video) moving to the No. 2 spot.

 

Grande joins Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Justin Bieber as the only artists to ever score three No.1 singles in under 100 days.

 

Ariana has also sent another new track into the Official Singles Chart. ‘needy’, taken from “thank u, next”, debuts at No.8. This makes Grande the first female artist to have three singles as a lead artist concurrently in the Official Singles Chart Top 10 since Ruby Murray in 1955.

 

Reflecting on her recent record-breaking success, Ariana Grande told Zach Sang: “I think one of the most important lessons learned – just based on how people have reacted to the music and how it felt to make the music – is listen to my instincts.”

 

Ariana Grande kicks off her “Sweetener World Tour” next month. For UK and Ireland tickets and dates, visit Live Nation.

 

 

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GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS PRESENTS THE DEBUT SINGLE “I SAY NO” FROM “HEATHERS” ORIGINAL WEST END CAST RECORDING

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS PRESENTS THE DEBUT SINGLE “I SAY NO” FROM “HEATHERS” ORIGINAL WEST END CAST RECORDING

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GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS PRESENTS THE DEBUT SINGLE “I SAY NO” FROM “HEATHERS” ORIGINAL WEST END CAST RECORDING

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced the release of “I Say No,the first single from the upcoming album Heathers the Musical – Original West End Cast Recording, for digital download and streaming today, Friday, February 15, along with an accompanying music video.

Based on last year’s hit West End production, this single continues an exciting journey which took Heathers from the 1988 cult classic film, to a landmark New York stage production in 2014. That led to its premiere cast album, which became a viral hit and went on to become the best-selling non-Broadway American cast recording of the decade. The full version of Heathers the Musical – Original West End Cast Recording will be released on Friday, March 1. Customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the new single “I Say No. To pre-order the album, please visit HERE.

The video is available HERE.

The show’s London stars Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jamie Muscato – who played Veronica Sawyer and Jason “J.D.” Dean, the characters made famous by Winona Ryder and Christian Slater – are featured on the song and in the music video. Writers Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe joined forces with producer Michael Croiter (Heathers: The Musical (World Premiere Cast Recording), Matilda, Groundhog Day) at Livingston Studio and Abbey Road Studios to recreate the musical performance.

Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe said, “‘I Say No’ is an emancipation anthem in which Veronica cuts ties with her homicidal boyfriend. Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of the show’s lead producers, suggested we give her an eleven o’clock number to establish her moral clarity by firmly articulating the idea that violence is never a solution to the injustices of high school.”

Heathers the Musical – based on one of the most iconic teen films of all time: Heathers, the 1988 cult classic – closed in November 2018 after a successful five-month run at Royal Haymarket Theatre, London. The hit musical adaptation by the award-winning writing team Laurence O’Keefe (Legally BlondeBat Boy) and Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”) has enjoyed successful runs in Los Angeles and New York, and finally arrived in the UK for its European premiere in June 2018, following a rapturous response to its 2017 workshop at The Other Palace. The production moved to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a West End run in Autumn 2018.

Kurt Deutsch, the label’s founder, comments “I am thrilled to be working with the Heathers UK family and be reunited with Larry and Kevin after recording Legally Blonde and Reefer Madness. Heathers is great fun and we’re happy to preview the West End cast recording with this wonderful new song.”

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Ghostlight Records: Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 200 records over the past 19 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Ghostlight has won Grammy Awards for The Band’s Visit, The Book of MormonIn the Heights and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.

The label recently released the blockbuster viral sensation Be More Chill. Ghostlight has also released solo albums from Patti LuPone, Kelli O’Hara, Sutton Foster, Billy Porter, and more. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theater composers and has developed extensive relationships with Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, and David Yazbek, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pasek & Paul, Tom Kitt, Joe Iconis, and Shaina Taub. Ghostlight Records is part of the Arts Music division at Warner Music Group.

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Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall – Doves supports announced

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall – Doves supports announced

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Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall are proud to announce two very special guests for Doves on 29th March.

Influential Wirral five-piece, The Coral will be performing tracks from their critically acclaimed new album ‘Move Through The Dawn’ and a selection of their greatest hits.

The follow-up to 2016’s ‘Distance Inbetween’, ‘Move Through The Dawn’ is an album filled with perfectly crafted songs, melodic and hopeful. In true Coral fashion it is also eccentric; informed by 60s and 70s music but very much with its own character. The album includes the singles ‘Reaching Out For A Friend, ‘Sweet Release’, and ‘Eyes Like Pearls’.

Since their debut EP release in 2001 The Coral have sold over a million UK albums, with five reaching the Top 10 including 2003’s chart-topping ‘Magic and Medicine’. Their eight Top 40 singles include ‘Dreaming Of You’, ‘In The Morning’, ‘Pass It On’, and ‘Don’t Think You’re The First’.

The Fernweh are three musicians, Jamie Backhouse, Ned Crowther and Austin Murphy, with a shared love of British folk and psychedelia. Their paths had crossed in various bands (The Zutons, Candie Payne, Smokey Angle Shades, 747s, The Stairs, Edgar Jones and The Joneses, Alessi’s Ark) with gilded reputations as prolific and gifted ‘side men’.

Their debut album, dubbed a ‘new lost classic’ (Q Magazine) was released in November 2018 and channels Anne Briggs, Frederick Delius, Basil Kirchin, Oliver Postgate, The Zombies, Barry Hines, Fairport Convention and Joy Division.

Doves, the legendary three-piece band from Manchester, announced their long awaited return late last year. Celebrated for Mercury-nominated albums, Lost Souls and The Last Broadcast alongside hit singles There Goes The Fear, Pounding and Black And White Town, Doves sound tracked the lives of a generation of fans left waiting patiently for their reappearance.  The wait is over as the band, composed of twin brothers Jez Williams (guitar, vocals) and Andy Williams (drums, vocals), and Jimi Goodwin (bass, vocals, guitar), make a re-energised return to the Royal Albert Hall next March.

They last played together at the Manchester Warehouse Project in October 2010.
After supporting each of their four, top-ten albums on the road and being affixed to festival main stages for close to a decade, Doves declared a ‘time out’ to pursue other experiments in sound – yet remained connected by their friendship of over thirty years.

After calling time on their hiatus, Doves embraced the invitation of Roger Daltrey CBE to take the stage for Teenage Cancer Trust, having previously supported the charity with a full, 17-song headline set in 2003.

Completing the headliners for the remaining nights are; Rudimental, An Evening Of Comedy with Kevin Bridges, Tom Grennan, Take That, The Script and Levellers.

Money raised by these shows supports Teenage Cancer Trust, the only charity dedicated to making sure young people diagnosed with cancer get the expert treatment and personalised support they need.

Legendary frontman of The Who, Roger Daltrey CBE has been the driving force behind Teenage Cancer Trust’s Royal Albert Hall concerts since they began in 2000 and is an honorary patron for the charity.  These incredible shows have played a vital role in helping the charity to provide 28 specialist cancer units and over 60 nursing and support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK, making an incredible difference to young people diagnosed with cancer.

2019’s impressive line-up adds to an extraordinary legacy that has seen unique, once in a lifetime performances like Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus everyone from Muse to The Cure, Tinie Tempah, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kasabian, Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Olly Murs, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Sir Tom Jones and many more. And, of course, some of the greatest concerts of the past 20 years from The Who.

This year’s shows are generously supported by sponsors Tangle Teezer and American Airlines.

Further incredible support is provided by media partners Absolute Radio and Metro.

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March 2019

Monday 25 March                   Rudimental, Ghetts
Tuesday 26 March                 An Evening Of Comedy
Wednesday 27 March            Tom Grennan
Thursday 28 March                Take That
Friday 29 March                      Doves, The Coral, The Fernweh
Saturday 30 March                 The Script
Sunday 31 March                    Levellers “A Beautiful Night Out”, Dreadzone, Wildwood Kin, a DJ set from Don Letts

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KEVIN BRIDGES HOSTS AN EVENING OF COMEDY FOR THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

KEVIN BRIDGES HOSTS AN EVENING OF COMEDY FOR THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

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An Evening of Comedy for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall returns for the event’s 19th year and is set to be another special one. As well as welcoming some of the UK’s biggest music stars, Teenage Cancer Trust also welcomes some of Britain’s best-loved comedians for an evening jampacked with laughter.

We are delighted to reveal that, long term supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust and one of the charity’s official ambassadors, Kevin Bridges returns as this year’s host and will guide the audience through an exciting evening of comedy, continuing the long tradition of the cream of British comedy joining forces for a unique and unforgettable night of laughs.

Joining Kevin for a night of laughter are British comedy heavyweights: John Bishop, Kerry Godliman, Romesh Ranganathan and Tommy Tiernan.

Since 2000, numerous well-known comedians have performed for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall raising almost £30 million for young people with cancer. Money raised by these shows supports Teenage Cancer Trust, the only charity dedicated to making sure young people diagnosed with cancer get the expert treatment and personalised support they need.

These incredible shows have played a vital role in helping the charity to provide 28 specialist cancer units and over 60 nursing and support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK, making an incredible difference to young people diagnosed with cancer.

Kevin Bridges is a committed Teenage Cancer Trust Ambassador and Regional Patron for the West of Scotland and last performed the comedy night of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017. Bridges cemented his position as one of the UK’s most successful comedians last year when he was crowned the UK’s Ticket of the Year 2018 at the SSE Hydro by Ticketmaster fans – a remarkable feat given that no comedian has ever taken the top spot in the UK before. Bridges’ recent sold out tour earned him the Gie It Laldy award from the Glasgow arena, recognising his contribution to the live event industry, having sold more tickets than any other solo artist. His tour was record breaking, selling out 19 nights at Glasgow SSE Hydro arena.

He is also a well-known face on many television panel shows such as Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You and has performed on Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, as well as having his own television series Kevin Bridges: What’s the Story? 

Kevin Bridges said of hosting An Evening of Comedy and the Teenage Cancer Trust:The fantastic work Teenage Cancer Trust have done over the years to provide specialist care and support to young people with cancer across the UK is incredible and it is a great honour to be asked to return to host the comedy night at The Royal Albert Hall.

Having performed in 2011, 2014 and 2016, the Teenage Cancer Trust is thrilled to have the incredible John Bishop return to this year’s comedy stage. John has performed numerous sell out stand-up UK arena tours, as well as achieving huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including BBC’s John Bishop’s Britain, The John Bishop Christmas Show, John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure and John Bishop: In Conversation With…

Other TV work includes John’s one-off special for Sport Relief, John Bishop’s Week Of Hell, a stint as team captain on Sky One’s A League of their Own and his guest appearances on Live at the Apollo. John took the reins as director and star of his own comedy drama for Sky One’s Little Crackers season.  His other acting work includes working with director Ken Loach in the thriller Route Irish, Jimmy McGovern’s critically acclaimed Accused and ITV1’s Fearless. 

Charmingly, straight-talking, quick-witted Kerry Godliman will also be taking to the Royal Albert Hall stage. She is both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor. Kerry is best known for her appearances on BBC’s Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Jack Dee’s Referendum HelpDesk, Celebrity Pointless and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and BBC’s Celebrity Pointless. Kerry is also a regular on Radio 4 with appearances on the esteemed News Quiz, The Now Show and Just AMinute as well as her own series Kerry’s List.

Kerry’s acting talents have seen her receive critical acclaim for her role as Hannah in Ricky Gervais’ hit series Derek for Channel 4, ITV1’s Bad Movewhere she plays Nicky, as well as starring in the Netflix feature filmMascots and Sky’s Carter’s Get Rich and Save Me. She has also starred in Crackanory, Him And Her, Miranda, Getting On, Extras, Home Time, Our Girl and Channel 4’s Spoons, also appearing in several stage plays including England People Very Nice at the National Theatre.

The last few years have been incredible for Romesh Ranganathan with two series of his BAFTA and RTS Nominated series Asian Provocateur, his BBC Two series The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan and his own Sky One sitcom The Reluctant Landlord all receiving critical acclaim and making him a household name. 2018 also saw Romesh become the new regular on A League Of Their Own, take on a new role as Judge Romesh for Dave and even managed to squeeze in writing his autobiography Straight Outta Crawley: The Memoirs Of A Distinctly Average Human Being which became a Sunday Times Bestseller.

Romesh will be back on tour in the autumn with his new show The Cynic’s Mixtape and tickets have already sold out at several venues.  This follows the success of his debut tour in 2016, Irrational, which sold over 100,000 tickets and resulted in him being awarded the Ents24 Hardest Working Comedian Of The Year.  The DVD/Digital release of the show is still flying high in the comedy charts with the highest sales of a debut in recent years.

It has been non-stop for one of the industry’s hardest working comedians. Last year also saw Romesh embarked on his career in America with the launch of his own series Just Another Immigranton Showtime which received critical acclaim selling across the globe and is currently airing on Sky One in the UK.  His time in America saw him appear twice on James Corden’s Late Late Show and debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Tommy Tiernan has been working as a stand-up comedian for the past twenty three years. He currently moonlights as a chat show host and newspaper columnist. A fearless force of energy, Tiernan is inspiring, and one of the few comics to take his audience on a genuine emotional journey elevating the soul through rich, honest laughs. Tiernan has an instinctive way of crafting words to bring his anecdotes to vivid life and make the jokes truly resonate. Performances are high intensity, high octane, a no holds barred roller coaster ride as Tommy continues his constant interrogation of the big ideas – Sex, Religion, Family through the lens of his quirks, personal demons and sense of outrage. Some TV credits include: Channel 4’s Derry Girls, Dave Allen at Peace, The Tommy Tiernan Show on RTE and Father Ted.

2019’s impressive line-up adds to an extraordinary legacy that has seen unique, once in a lifetime comedic performances from the likes of Jo Brand, Russell Howard and Michael McIntyre.

As well as welcoming comedy’s finest, Teenage Cancer Trust also brings you some of Britain’s biggest music stars: Rudimental and special guestskick things off at the Royal Albert Hall with their emphatic. hi-energy live show on Monday 25th March, Tom Grennan will perform for the first time on March 27th, followed by one of the most successful bands in British chart history, Take That, on 28th March. Alternative legends, Doves, who have just announced their return after a decade away, take to the stage on 29th March, pop/rock trio The Script on 30th March and English folk-rockers Levellers round off the week on Sunday 31st March.

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall was conceived and curated by the charity’s Honorary Patron Roger Daltrey CBE, the legendary frontman of The Who, and he still plays a vital role in making the shows, the charity’s flagship event, happen.

This year’s shows are generously supported by sponsors Tangle Teezer and American Airlines.

Further incredible support is provided by media partners Absolute Radioand Metro.

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March 2019

Monday 25 March – Rudimental, Ghetts and Special Guests
Tuesday 26 March – An Evening of Comedy with Kevin Bridges and Guests
Wednesday 27 March – Tom Grennan
Thursday 28 March – Take That
Friday 29 March – Doves
Saturday 30 March – The Script
Sunday 31 March – Levellers “A Beautiful Night Out” featuring Dreadzone, Wildwood Kin & Don Letts DJ set

Tickets on sale 9am 12th February

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Y Not Festival 2019 line up announced!

Y Not Festival 2019 line up announced!

Y Not Festival 2019 line up announced!

Y Not Festival returns with the UK’s biggest indie line-up of 2019, featuring rising stars alongside a range of musical icons.

 

Crossing the Peaks to kick things off are local legends, Elbow. The critically-lauded Mancunian band, lead by frontman Guy Garvey, are known for their beautifully soaring anthems such as ‘One Day Like This’. With an array of hits; new and old you’ll be singing along with an entire crowd for this one.

 

Irish indie trio Two Door Cinema Club have some unfinished business for Y Not Festival. As returning headliners, they’re bringing their A-game this summer and some brand new bangers along the way. TDCC’s first EP was released in 2009 and grew into a triumph with the success of single “Something Good Can Work.” – a song that continues to be an essential summer anthem nearly ten years on!

 

Returning to the spotlight – rock heroes Foals will be finishing an unbelievable weekend of music, choosing Y Not to play as part of their limited run of UK shows in 2019. This year sees them release two albums, with the first arriving on March 8th and part 2 in the autumn. ‘Exits’, the first single from their upcoming twin albums, Everything Saved Will Not Be Lost. It’s a huge year for Foals and Y Not is in on the action.

 

Elsewhere on the bill, Wolf Alice are making their Y Not debut after a huge Grammy-nominated first album and Mercury Prize-winning second. Then there’s indie royalty in the form of Franz Ferdinand, ever-evolving pop-punk heroes You Me At Six, Salford legends Happy Mondays and band of the hour, IDLES. They are joined by White Lies, Gerry Cinnamon, Miles Kane, The Hunna and many more to round out the biggest UK indie-rock line-up of the year.

 

2019 line up (more to be announced): Elbow, Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, Wolf Alice, Franz Ferdinand, You Me At Six, Don Broco, Happy Mondays, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Hunna, Miles Kane, Gerry Cinnamon, IDLES, Dermot Kennedy, White Lies (Thursday headliner), Kate Nash, The Pigeon Detectives, Rat Boy, The Damned, Professor Green, Mahalia, The Subways, Lucy Rose, The Rifles, The Big Moon, Sunflower Bean, Sea Girls, Skinny Lister, Black Honey, Ten Tonnes, Fontaines D.C., Ade Suleiman, Easy Life, Sports Team, Samm Henshaw, Cassia, Indoor Pets, Laurel, Arkells, Demob Happy, Anteros, Lucia, Puppy, Orchards, The Snuts, Pip Blom, Fangclub, Only the Poets, The Murder Capital, Deco, Sophie and the Giants, Casey Lowry, Zuzu, Fuzzy Sun, Bitch Falcon, Hotel Lux, Baba Naga, Age of L.U.N.A, Twisted Wheel, Larkins, Glass Caves, The Hubbards, The Reytons, Kashmere, Raised By Owls, Dancehall, Spun, Dirty Little Liars, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys, and Mr Motivator.

 

Y Not organisers have said “After an amazing 2018 festival, we’re so happy to have a 2019 line-up bursting at the seams. We’ve got a huge mix of new and old faces to the Derbyshire Dales, with massive returns from classic bands such as White Lies, plus the huge welcomes to the UK’s hottest emerging stars like Idles and Mahalia. Not forgetting 3 huge headliners.

 

Back for its 14th year this summer, Y Not will take place in Pikehall, Derbyshire from 25th-28th July. Since 2005 Y Not Festival began life as an over-spilling house party in deepest Derbyshire. With panoramic countryside views, a fully stocked bar of local ales, a mouth-watering selection of food and more live music than you can shake a stick at…Y Not has all bases covered.

 

Last year’s festival included The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jamiroquai, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and many more.

 

Tickets are on sale at www.ynotfestival.com/tickets

 

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New Names Added To Bring Me The Horizon All Points East Festival Date

New Names Added To Bring Me The Horizon All Points East Festival Date

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All Points East have added four acts to the previously announced Bring Me The Horizon headline show.  The band who this week achieved chart success, scoring their first number one album with new record ‘Amo’ have curated their own day at the Festival to be held in London’s Victoria Park. Architects, While She Sleeps, Employed To Serve and Alice Glass have all been added.

Commented Bring Me The Horizon “We are extremely excited to announce the next round of acts on our very special day at all points east festival. Many of the bands are great friends of ours and we can’t wait to come together to play at Victoria Park.”

Brighton-based metallers Architects released their most recent record, late 2018’s Holy Hell, to phenomenal response. The album, which addresses the recent passing of guitarist Tom Searle, is wracked with grief, passion and a strong sense of mortality and was crowned as the group’s “finest album to date,” by the NME. Having previously performed at some of rock’s biggest events and stunning audiences at shows worldwide, both as headliners and alongside the likes of Parkway Drive and Enter Shikari, Architects have curated a live set that you wouldn’t want to miss.

Formed in 2006, While She Sleeps are no strangers to the stage. Having performed at Warped Tour, Rock im Park, UNIFY and Reading & Leeds among others, the group have rendered themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Their debut record, 2010’s ‘The North Stands For Nothing’ received critical acclaim from the likes of Kerrang and Metal Hammer, and the group have since gone on to release two more records. Their most recent offering, 2017’s ‘You Are We’, was released independently with the help of crowd funding from their fans, with the record itself described as “an album that bristles with hooks, crackles with power and almost overflows with passion.” Now, the group are set to bring that same passion and power to the stage at Victoria Park, delivering a set that will have audiences head-banging in unison. Their new single ‘THE GUILTY PARTY’ was just released and brand new album ‘SO WHAT?’ arrives 1st March. Sean Long from the band commented “The line up is clearly next level. We can’t wait to bring the Sleeps show to Victoria Park and prove we’re meant to be there.”

Feral hard-core quintet Employed To Serve have made it their mission to decimate every venue the UK and Europe throws in their path. Known for their relentless live charge, the group have made appearances at Damnation Festival, Incubate Festival, and have toured with the likes of Rolo Tomassi, Milk Teeth and Black Peaks. Their 2017 album ‘The Warmth of a Dying Sun’ was crowned Kerrang’s album of the year and boasted a heavier and darker feel than its predecessor ‘Greyer Than You Remember’, firmly establishing the groups sound and proving to be their strongest release yet.

Canadian singer and songwriter Alice Glass embarked on her solo career in 2014, breaking away from her co-founding position in electronic band Crystal Castles. Her debut solo single, ‘Stillbirth’, was released to increase awareness of domestic and sexual abuse, with all proceeds from the tracks revenue going to aid abuse victims. Following the 2017 release of her debut self-titled EP, Glass toured with Marilyn Manson. Glass has since released a string of singles and has grown to be known for her dedication to live performance, performing five months worth of shows on crutches after straining an already-injured ankle.

Taking place during All Points East’s second weekend Friday 31st May 2019, Bring Me The Horizon will be bringing an exciting diverse line-up to Victoria Park. The show will be the band’s first-ever festival headlining set and their only UK headline show for 2019.

Formed in Sheffield in 2004, Bring Me The Horizon have long been widely regarded as one of the most forward thinking heavy bands in the UK. The band released their sixth studio album ‘Amo’ on 25th January, which went straight into their first number one.

Genre defying in nature, the band have been labelled as everything from deathcore to pop-rock.  Even hailed for their electronic elements, they have been consistently on the rise since their formation, never comfortable staying in the same space for long and constantly evolving with each step of their career.

From playing the Royal Albert Hall with a live orchestra to two huge arena shows at The O2 this is a band that have always thrived on taking things up a gear. Expect big things for their first outdoor festival headline and an eclectic supporting line-up throughout the day.

Special guests come from independent hip-hop heroes Run The Jewels, the US duo that exploded onto the scene in 2013 to sudden critical acclaim. They released breakthrough album RTJ3, last year winning over UK audiences with a dynamic performance at Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage introduced by none other than Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn as well as a memorable performance at Finsbury Park this year. They’ve even broken into Hollywood with their latest single, “Lets Go (The Royal We)”, included in the soundtrack for Marvel’s latest blockbuster Venom and had a Grammy nomination with Danger Mouse-produced single “Chase Me”, included on the Baby Driver soundtrack.

English alternative rock band Nothing But Thieves, have proved themselves a formidable live act touring huge arena shows with Muse and Twenty-One Pilots and selling out two consecutive nights at The Roundhouse in their own right and playing their biggest ever headline show to date at Alexandra Palace last month. They have had two official top 10s with both their studio albums.  2015’s self-titled debut album went straight in at #7 on the Official Albums Chart and last year’s follow up ‘Broken Machine’ charted at #2.

Brit-nominated IDLES, have created the soundtrack for our times with their first two albums, released only a year apart – 2017’s ‘Brutalism’ and 2018’s second album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’. The band have gained attention with their hard-hitting live performances and witty but dark lyrical content, creating punk anthems with intelligent lyrics about toxic masculinity, depression and austerity, music that is so cathartic and important it should be prescribed on the NHS.

Every artist playing on this day have proved themselves to have a tenacity and hunger setting them apart from the over saturated music scene but Scarlxrd holds the record, releasing six albums in the space of just two years. Blending trap with heavy metal and creating unusual and distinctive music and an aesthetic that takes inspiration from Japanese culture Scarlxrd truly sets himself apart from everything else out there and will kick off this energetic day – unrestricted by genre but crafted out of the most exciting modern acts of today.

Formed in Brighton in 2015, alt pop quartet Yonaka have already rocked the boat with their hip-hop fused head-banging rock. Their Grime-influenced DIY ethos and unequalled ambition has seen them catapulted from small venues at Brighton’s The Great Escape festival to signing with Atlantic Records and making waves supporting Bring Me The Horizon across the UK and Europe. Front woman Theresa Jarvis’s ferocious intensity, teamed with heavy riffs and punchy basslines, truly sets Yonaka aside as a tour de force, branding them as one of the most exciting new names in alternative music.

Jim King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents commented “We are beyond thrilled to be able to welcome Bring Me The Horizon to the East Stage next year for their long overdue first festival headliner set. The band and the festival have curated an unbelievable day of music. May 31st is going to be an unforgettable night for Victoria Park.”

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music & Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.

A truly unique festival environment, an excellence in production, facilities, hospitality and customer service unlike anything seen before in Victoria Park will underpin the entirety of the 10 day event. From the team behind events such as Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, and the world’s number one venue The O2, the highest standards will be stamped across every aspect of the event.

FIRST SINGLE FROM UPCOMING TINA TURNER MUSICAL ANNOUNCED

FIRST SINGLE FROM UPCOMING TINA TURNER MUSICAL ANNOUNCED

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The first single from the upcoming TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL cast album is released today, to download and stream, by the Producers of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical and Ghostlight Records (5 February 2019) featuring Adrienne Warren performing the iconic song River Deep – Mountain High. Warren, who has played the role in the hit West End production since its world premiere, is featured on an accompanying music video of the single also released today. Click here to download and stream the single and here to watch the music video.

 

Tina Turner famously recorded River Deep – Mountain High in 1966, produced by Phil Spector as his ground-breaking masterpiece using his trademark Wall of Sound music technique. Turner would later recall, “I must have sung that 500,000 times. I was drenched with sweat. I had to take my shirt off and stand there in my bra to sing”. George Harrison, who worked with Spector when he later produced Let It Be for the Beatles, would later call it ‘a perfect record from start to finish’.

 

River Deep – Mountain High was recorded in January 2019 at Angel Studios and produced by TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL’s Musical Supervisor, Nicholas Skilbeck.

 

Tina Turner said: “At that very difficult time in my life, recording this song opened my eyes to possibilities. I felt liberated, excited, ready to challenge myself vocally. River Deep – Mountain High introduced me to the way I wanted to sing. I am thrilled that Adrienne has picked up the mantle and not only risen to the challenge but made this moment one of my very favourites in the musical. It is so right that this is the first single to be released from our cast album. She makes me very proud”.

 

Tali Pelman, Producer, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical said: ”River Deep – Mountain High is a pivotal moment in the musical where Tina finds her voice as a solo artist. It was a turning point for Tina personally and is an epic moment in our show. It demands not only an extraordinary vocal talent but immense passion and fearlessness. To hear and watch Adrienne perform this song night after night is electrifying, and I am thrilled to have it captured here.”

 

Kurt Deutsch, Founder of Ghostlight Records said: “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical has taken London by storm and, starting with this single, the world will get to hear what everyone has been talking about. Tina Turner is a music icon and Ghostlight Records is proud to create a cast album of this triumphant musical, its magnificent songs, and of course the star-making performance of leading lady Adrienne Warren.”

 

Last month over 200,000 new tickets were released for sale for TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, the show based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, with bookings now being taken at the Aldwych Theatre to Saturday 21 December 2019.

 

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is choreographed by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

 

From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

 

The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in April 2018 in London and subsequently has broken all Box Office records at the Aldwych Theatre. Next month, the German premiere of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL begins performances at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg and the musical will have its Broadway premiere in Autumn 2019.

 

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is produced by Stage Entertainment, Joop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner. Adrienne Warren is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.

 

Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 200 records over the past 19 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Ghostlight has won Grammy Awards for The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Recent notable cast recordings include the 2018 Tony winner for Best Musical, The Band’s Visit, and the blockbuster viral sensation Be More Chill. Ghostlight has also released solo albums from Patti LuPone, Kelli O’Hara, Sutton Foster, Billy Porter, and more. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers and has developed extensive relationships with Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, and David Yazbek, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pasek & Paul, Tom Kitt, Joe Iconis, and Shaina Taub. Ghostlight Records is part of the Arts Music division at Warner Music Group.

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FIRST NAMES ANNOUNCED FOR TRUCK FESTIVAL

FIRST NAMES ANNOUNCED FOR TRUCK FESTIVAL

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From July 25th – 28th, Truck Festival will once again return to its beloved Hill Farm in Steventon for the 22nd edition of the UK’s longest running and most cherished small festival.

 

This year Truck is thrilled to welcome local legends Foals back to Hill Farm – twelve years on from their last appearance at the festival where they played an iconic show in The Barn. The

2007 performance at the festival has gone down in Truck folklore. Fast-forward to 2019 and the band’s fan base now extends across the world, buoyed by the forthcoming release of their hotly anticipated twin albums, Everything Saved Will Not Be Lost. It’s been 5 years since they performed in Oxford, making this hometown show all the more special.

Speaking about their excitement to be returning to Truck, Foals commented:

“We’re coming home!”

 

Festival organiser Matt Harrap commented, “We’re extremely excited to announce our first wave of artists for this year’s show! Returning hometown heroes Foals is the icing on the cake; we’re over the moon to have them for their first Oxfordshire show in 5 years and their first at Truck since pre Antidotes! Having artists of the calibre of Two Door Cinema Club and Wolf Alice also coming to headline the event after many years of asking is truly humbling and their sets will no doubt live long in the memory.”

 

Last year Truck opened its doors for the first ever time on the Thursday, with Peace treating the early punters to an electric performance on the Market Stage. This time round, firm festival favourites Slaves will be headlining the opening night. 2018 saw the punk duo release their acclaimed third LP Acts Of Fear And Love, perform their biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace and launch their own record label, Girl Fight. With new music for 2019 confirmed by guitarist Laurie Vincent, expect the unexpected on Thursday eve.

 

Friday will see Wolf Alice headline the main Stage. The band, spearheaded by Ellie Roswell, captivated the nation via their 2017 album Visions of a Life – winning the 2018 Mercury Prize and featuring in countless publications’ top spot in best albums of the year. This will be one of the band’s few festival appearances this year, certainly not one to be missed. Commented the band “We’re honoured to headline the amazing Truck festival. Cheeky legends guaranteed attendance. Do not miss this.”

 

Closing Truck Festival is indie giants Two Door Cinema Club – who like Foals and Slaves have previously featured at the festival – and now return for a headline performance. After a brief hiatus, TDCC announced their awaited return in 2016 with third album Gameshow, a release that highlighted the band’s growth and experimentalism since their magnum opus LP, Tourist History. Their return to the stage has similarly been met with praise, and with indie anthems such as “Something Good Can Work”, “What You Know” and “Sun” in their back-catalogue, its easy to see why this will be one of Truck’s snapshot moments.

 

Also performing is a cherry-picked array of names at the forefront of their scene, including pop punk royalty You Me At Six, recent BRIT nominees IDLES, heralded indie-pop singer Kate Nash, South London five-piece Shame, The Futureheads – who recently announced their first album in 7 years, four-piece DIY indie/punk Martha, party pop-rock festival titans Don Broco and many more.

As ever, the festival also welcomes a host of local bands. “We have brilliant up and coming local talent such as Lacuna Common and Self Help”, says Matt. “Mix in the likes of You Me At Six, Nothing But Thieves and Shame and the soon to be announced epic Switch takeover of Palm City then we’ve got a real party! With ticket sales well ahead of this time last year, we really recommend not hanging around!”

 

First announced acts for Truck Festival 2019 as follows:

Wolf Alice, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, You Me At Six, Don Broco, IDLES, Kate Nash, Shame, Lewis Capaldi, The Futureheads, Sea Girls, Ten Tonnes, Fontaines D.C., Spector, Clean Cut Kid, She Drew The Gun, Easy Life, Cassia, Whenyoung, Sports Team, Milk Teeth, Puppy, Only The Poets, Pip Blom, Saltwater Sun, Vistas, The Murder Capital, Lucia, Swimming Girls, Lady Bird, Press To Meco, Martha, Gaffa Tape Sandy,

Heavy Lungs, Haze, Devon, The Mysterines, Kagoule, Zuzu, Annabel Allum, Cassels,

Cheerbleederz, Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam, Lacuna Common, Self Help, Mr Motivator

 

Tickets & Prices
Weekend ticket prices are £  £105+bf
Thursday add on passes are £25+bf
Watch Truck Festival’s 2018 after movie here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yg41uOs-yA

 

For media enquires:
SARAH VALENTINE – 07825 439010
sarah.valentine@outside-org.co.uk

WME SIGNS JACKSEPTICEYE

WME SIGNS JACKSEPTICEYE

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WME has signed Seán McLoughlin (JackSepticEye) for representation in all areas. An Irish gaming YouTuber, McLoughlin currently boasts more than 20 million YouTube subscribers, 5.9 million Instagram followers and 4.95 million Twitter followers. Best known for his “Let’s Play” gaming series and vlogs of his life, McLoughlin has also toured domestically with his “How Did We Get Here” tour. Alongside businesses in touring and merchandising, McLoughlin is an active philanthropist, promoting positive mental attitude and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities, including Save The Children and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He continues to be represented by manager Nicole Graboff and attorneys Ryan Pastorek and Adam Kaller.
Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall  FURTHER ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall FURTHER ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

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Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall are happy to announce Dreadzone, Wildwood Kin and Don Letts as support acts for “A Beautiful Night Out” featuring and curated by English folk-rockers Levellers.

 

They are the newest additions to an already jampacked week of entertainment at the Royal Albert Hall. Multi award-winning collective Rudimental kick off the week of shows on 25th March with special guests including grime artist Ghetts. Following An Evening of Comedy on 25th, Take That take to the stage on 26th, Tom Grennan on 27th, alternative legends Doves the following day, and the pop/rock trio The Script on 30th March.

 

Money raised by these shows supports Teenage Cancer Trust, the only charity dedicated to making sure young people diagnosed with cancer get the expert treatment and personalised support they need.

 

Dreadzone are arguably one of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene. Dreadzone have steadily been releasing albums and refining their unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. The band’s 8th studio album Dread Times stormed into the Top 40 UK Official Album Charts on release in 2017 – the first time the band have charted in over 20 years. The album also made the Top 10 in the Indie and Dance charts. Still going strong after 25 years they have also long been considered one of the UK’s best live bands and Beautiful Days festival favourites.

 

Devon family trio Wildwood Kin’s sound is characterized by extraordinary harmonies. Their brilliant debut album, while influenced by their early folk leanings delved deeply into other genres and boasted inventive sonics and spectral atmospherics alongside their hypnotic three-part harmonies. Guitarist Emilie, her bouzouki/keyboard-playing sister Beth and their drumming cousin Meghann all sing, swapping leads and joining forces on harmonies. Most recently they have been in the studio working on their second album due out in May 2019.

 

Performing a classic DJ set spanning reggae, ska, punk and more is film-maker, broadcaster and founder member of Big Audio Dynamite Don Letts, who first spun reggae tunes between punk acts way back in the seventies. Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70s through the 80s, 90s and well into the millennium. He came to notoriety in the late 70s as the DJ that single-handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae.

 

Levellers will end the night with a full electric set as part of the “A Beautiful Night Out”, a one-day version of their award-winning grass roots festival Beautiful Days. Levellers have had 11 Top 40 albums, including a number one with 1995’s Zeitgeist, and 14 Top 40 singles. Their landmark 1991 album, Levelling The Land, spent 38 weeks in the Top 100 album charts over a three year period. The band released We The Collective produced by John Leckie (Radiohead, The Stone Roses) in Spring 2018 which entered the Top 20 on release – the band’s highest chart position for over 20 years. This very special show at the Royal Albert Hall follows the band’s 30th anniversary celebrations this year.

 

Every penny Teenage Cancer Trust raises goes towards putting a spotlight on the thousands of young people living with cancer across the UK. The services provided treat people as individuals – the young person first and the cancer diagnosis second.

 

2019’s impressive line-up adds to an extraordinary legacy that has seen unique, once in a lifetime performances like Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus everyone from Muse to The Cure, Tinie Tempah, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kasabian, Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Olly Murs, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Sir Tom Jones and many more. And, of course, some of the greatest concerts of the past 20 years from The Who.

 

This year’s shows are generously supported by sponsors Tangle Teezer and American Airlines.

 

Further incredible support is provided by media partners Absolute Radio and Metro.

 

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

 

Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March 2019

 

Monday 25 March                   Rudimental, Ghetts

Tuesday 26 March                 An Evening of Comedy

Wednesday 27 March            Tom Grennan

Thursday 28 March                Take That

Friday 29 March                      Doves

Saturday 30 March                 The Script

Sunday 31 March                    Levellers “A Beautiful Night Out”, Dreadzone, Wildwood Kin, Don Letts (DJ set)

 

 

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Please note that Viagogo are not official ticket partners and are in no way connected with these shows. Tickets purchased from Viagogo or any other seller not listed above will be cancelled and will not be valid for the shows. Teenage Cancer Trust supports the FanFair Alliance.

 

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The Strokes COMPLETE THE OPENING WEEKEND’S HEADLINERS OF ALL POINTS EAST 2019

The Strokes COMPLETE THE OPENING WEEKEND’S HEADLINERS OF ALL POINTS EAST 2019

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All Points East returns for a stellar second year to Tower Hamlet’s Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London. Today, All Points East is excited to announce the full line up for weekend one – an unmissable three days at Victoria Park showcasing the world’s finest alternative acts.

Following on from the previously announced headliners – The Chemical Brothers (Friday 24th May), Bon Iver (Sunday 2nd June), Christine and The Queens (Sunday 26 May) and Bring Me The Horizon (Friday 31st May) – All Points East can reveal the latest headliner joining the bill is the iconic New York rockers The Strokes, who will perform on Saturday 25th May 2019 – the band’s first performance in the UK for 4 years.

Also announced are further special guests making up the opening weekend’s stellar line up. From the experimental sounds of James Blake, Jon Hopkins (Live) and Róisín Murphy to the most in-demand DJs such as Peggy Gou, Moxie and Andrew Weatherall – plus of course the outstanding headliners in The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes and Christine and The Queens – All Points East has once again positioned itself as one of London’s finest festivals.

2018’s inaugural year saw headline shows from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Björk, The xx and Catfish and the Bottlemen with an astronomical supporting line up across two weekends of award-winning music.

Few bands since the turn of the 21st century have been so influential and illustrious as The Strokes, a group whose 2001 debut album Is This It still remains one of music’s most celebrated long players – featuring at the top of countless publications’ lists of best albums of all time.

The group’s subsequent four LPs (Room On Fire, First Impressions Of Earth, Angles, Comedown Machine) and headline shows across the globe has seen their profile continue to rise – also buoyed by their respective individual projects and collaborations – with lead singer Julian Casablancas even linking up with French electronic pioneers Daft Punk on their UK #1 album, Random Access Memories.

It has been the UK who has arguably most embraced The Strokes and their music throughout the years, making their ‘homecoming’ performance at Victoria Park all the more special and anticipated.

The Raconteurs made their long overdue return in December with two new singles – “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone” – both highlighting why the band’s past work is held in such high regard. Now they are set to make their first UK performance since 2008 at All Points East, with their forthcoming album sure to be showcased. The group’s frontman Jack White also has a strong connection to The Strokes, even joining them onstage in 2002 for a special performance of The Strokes’ classic hit  “New York City Cops” – a moment that has gone down in rock folklore. Here’s hoping for a repeat at Victoria Park…

Like headliners The Strokes, Interpol are another iconic New York band that emerged from the post punk revival of the 2000s. The group, spearheaded by Paul Banks, recently released Marauder, their first album in 4 years – and expect to hear singles such as “Number 10” and “The Rover” alongside hits from their extensive back-catalogue.

Also performing is Johnny Marr – best known from The Smiths fame and is considered one of Britain’s finest ever guitarists, Rough Trade signees Parquet Courts, who are no doubt one of many bands that take inspiration from headliners The Strokes, English musician, actor, presenter and former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and the ever-eccentric and prolific Connan Mockasin.

They’re joined by Anna Calvi – whose 2018 album Hunter was one of the year’s most celebrated releases – Bakar, dubbed “the next-gen rockstar” by i-D and counts fans in the likes of Skepta and Elton John, rising psych-rock band The Nude Party and unapologetic punk outfit Viagra Boys – who left their mark in 2018 via their excellent debut release, Street Worms.

All Points East is also excited to announce further names to the opening weekend’s bill.

Joining The Chemical Brothers on Friday 24th May is another electronic maestro Jon Hopkins – who will be bringing his immersive, multisensory live show to Victoria Park – as well as Peggy Gou (Presents Gou Talk), Róisín Murphy, David August, Lane 8, Optimo, Petite Noir, Maurice Fulton, Josey Rebelle, Ge-ology and DMX Krew.

On Sunday 26th May, Christine and the Queens will be joined by James Blake – who’s just stunned the world with his fourth LP Assume Form – plus Kamasi Washington, Princess Nokia, Bob Moses, Andrew Weatherall, Yves Tumor (full band), Joy Orbison, Moxie (Presents On Loop), Octo Octa, Galcher Lustwerk and Paquita Gordon.

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music and Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.
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Reviews for All Points East 2018:

“All Points East is a love letter to London.” – Noisey

“We didn’t think London needed another festival. We were wrong.” – Huffington Post

“At All Points East, women aren’t just being booked as an exercise in box-ticking; they’re given opportunities to thrive on main stages and in headline spots where they belong.” – The Independent

“The inaugural All Points East was a seamlessly run and well-curated affair; it is surely a festival poised to become a significant new mark on the capital’s musical calendar.” – Drowned In Sound

“All Points East makes a thunderous debut as London’s new alternative festival.” – The 405

“London’s newest and most ambitious weekender… an onslaught of classic festival names as well as the hottest artists for 2018 filled a choc-a-bloc schedule.” – Clash

“Finally, London has its very own Coachella.” – NME

All Points East
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Tickets
The Strokes on sale Friday 1st February, 9.00AM
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VIP: £109.95

Notes To Editors
Press Contacts
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MelodyVR signs Label agreement with AWAL

MelodyVR signs Label agreement with AWAL

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MelodyVR signs Label agreement with AWAL

Leading virtual reality music platform MelodyVR today announced a significant VR content creation and distribution agreement with one of the largest and fastest-growing independent global recording companies, AWAL. As a Kobalt company, AWAL offers artists and independent labels a range of services without having to give up ownership or control. The deal follows a number of previous partnerships MelodyVR has entered into since its inception spanning labels, publishers and venues.

 

The agreement with AWAL means MelodyVR will have the right to distribute both live and pre-recorded VR content created with AWAL artists, which include Lauv, Tom Misch, The Wombats, The Kooks, deadmau5, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and more.

 

Anthony Matchett, Founder and CEO MelodyVR said, “I’m pleased to enter into this agreement with AWAL and look forward to working with their fresh and exciting roster of independent talent, to create ground breaking immersive virtual reality experiences for their fans.”

MelodyVR has worked with hundreds of artists including Post Malone, The Chainsmokers, Niall Horan and Bebe Rexha to deliver music fans the world’s largest catalogue of virtual reality experiences. Last month, the business began a new chapter launching their first Live in VR event with a headline performance from Liam Payne, now giving music fans across the world unprecedented access to live events as they happen, in real time via the MelodyVR app.

Seven Decades ‘The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World’

Seven Decades ‘The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World’

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Seven Decades 'The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World'

Guitar fanatics started 2019 with an exciting weekend at an iconic setting with Seven Decades shows running from 11th-13th January at The V&A Museum.

The one weekend only limited run consisted of five sold-out shows, which included two matinee performances, and three evening shows. All performances ended with standing ovations from the audience.

The first performance on the evening of 11th January, was a unique extended performance, and included an exclusive panel discussion on the electric guitar’s enduring impact on popular culture.

The panel featured Bill Curbishley manager of The Who, Brix Smith Start lead guitarist and song-writer in The Fall and lead vocalist and guitarist in her band Brix And The Extricated, Johnny Borrell guitarist and vocalist of Razorlight and Kevin Brennan MP the Shadow Minister for Heritage & Arts and guitarist for parliamentary band MP4. Will Hodgkinson, author of Guitar Man and chief rock and pop critic at The Times newspaper, hosted the panel.

Discussing with Will Hodgkinson in front of a live audience, the panel shared anecdotes from the stage and wisdom and tips for budding guitarists. Johnny Borrell talked about writing his first song when grounded in his brothers bedroom, Kevin Brennan MP took a break from on-going Brexit drama to talk about how Conservatives love heavy metal, Brix spoke about how the guitar empowers and Bill Curbishley spoke about replacing Pete Towsnhend’s guitars.

‘You don’t have to be technically proficient to start… there’s loads of people that are technically really good (at guitar) they tend to work in guitar shops!’ Johnny Borrell

‘The first guitar I ever bought… it was a Gibson that Pete Townshend hit the monitor man over the head with and then smashed – I had to replace that for the next show!”Bill Curbishley

‘I play in a cross party band with a Tory drummer, an SNP keyboard player and a labour bass player and a labour guitarist and singer, but funnily enough most Tories seem to be into heavy metal!’ Kevin Brennan MP

‘The guitar is a way to express myself and infect peoples minds, standing up there and holding a guitar is like holding a lightning bolt throwing machine whoooooosh’ Brix Smith-Start

Looking back on the performances creator Phillip Hylander commented:
‘Thank you to the 1,700 + of you who came out on the weekend to support our show at the V&A museum. We had such an incredible time playing to five brilliant audiences and truly appreciated five consecutive standing ovations! Seven Decades is planning a major theatrical release soon, watch this space.’

Watch the panel footage here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dYua_wSXRk&feature=youtu.be

Celine Dion To headline BST Hyde Park for her only European date of 2019

Celine Dion To headline BST Hyde Park for her only European date of 2019

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Celine Dion To headline BST Hyde Park for her only European date of 2019

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces a titanic headliner to kick off the 2019 event – the legendary Canadian vocal powerhouse – Celine Dion.

 

Celine Dion has sold over 240 million records worldwide (more than any other BST Hyde Park headliner to date) and is renowned for incredible live shows and a monumental vocal range. She will be one of the most unforgettable acts to have ever graced the Great Oak Stage in Hyde Park.

 

Her headlining performance will come just a month after the end of her second record-breaking Las Vegas residency Celine on 8 June 2019.

 

“It’s my first time doing a show in beautiful Hyde Park…. I’m so excited.  I love London, and it’s a great honour for me to be part of the Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park concerts. I can’t wait…. summertime in London, here we come!”

 

One of the most successful female artists of all time, she has been performing and recording music for over 35 years and possesses one of the most powerful and moving voices in popular music history.

 

Celine achieved worldwide fame after releasing several best-selling albums such as Falling Into You and Let’s Talk About Love, both of which were certified diamond in the US. She also scored a series of worldwide number ones, including The Power of Love, Think Twice, Because You Loved Me, It’s All Coming Back to Me Now and Titanic’s iconic soundtrack My Heart Will Go On.

 

She has built her reputation as a trailblazer and era-defining live performer with her now legendary Vegas residency A New Day…, which remains the highest-grossing concert residency of all time – closely followed by her second headlining residency Celine, which kicked off in 2011 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

 

Celine Dion has won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Billboard named her the “Queen of Adult Contemporary” and in 2003, Dion was honoured by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry for selling over 50 million albums in Europe. Celine Dion remains the best-selling Canadian artist and one of the best-selling artists of all time. In 2016, Celine received the Billboard Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Icon Award.

 

In the summer of 2017, Celine embarked on a European tour, with 25 sold-out shows in 15 cities across Europe and the UK. She broke records across the United Kingdom as the highest-grossing artist at each UK venue and garnered critical acclaim. She also topped the US Dance Club charts in July 2018 with the remix of her single Ashes from the film Deadpool 2.

 

This year Celine Dion is returning to the UK and will headline Hyde Park for the very first time on the Great Oak Stage on Friday 5th July 2019 – her only European show of the year. Tickets go on special fan pre-sale on 23rd January 2019 at 9am (check celinedion.com for details), Barclaycard presents British Summer Time fan pre-sale Friday 25th at 9am (check www.bst-hydepark.com/) and on general sale on 29th January 2019 at 9am.

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 is back for another year of unique shows and unforgettable music moments, for the 7th year.

 

Already announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 are Florence and the Machine (13th July) and Robbie Williams (14th July).

 

Last year continued the tradition of must-see experiences that have included The Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park, Carole King play her classic album Tapestry in full for the first time ever, comebacks for The Strokes and The Libertines, Stevie Wonder play Songs in The Key Of Life and many more.

 

2018 saw amazing days and nights with Roger Waters, Bruno Mars, Michael Bublé, The Cure, Eric Clapton and Paul Simon’s last ever UK concert.

 

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents comments:

“Celine’s record-breaking career has seen her perform her many iconic songs on the globe’s most iconic stages, yet never before in Hyde Park. It is therefore with the utmost excitement that we are bringing Celine Dion to Hyde Park for her only European show of 2019.”

 

Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential Marketing and Partnerships for Barclaycard, says: “We are incredibly proud to be hosting such a huge icon this year. Celine is one of the most celebrated and respected musicians of all time and it will be a privilege to have her perform alongside what is shaping up to be a fantastic set of headliners. We are looking forward to seeing her bring some of her biggest hits to Hyde Park and it remains to be seen whether there will be a dry eye in the house after such a titanic performance.”

 

Alun Mainwaring, Head of Events and Filming at The Royal Parks says:

“This summer we are very excited to be welcoming Celine Dion to Barclaycard presents British Summer Time. Celine is one of the world’s most recognised female artists, with a multi award-winning career spanning several decades and her performance in Hyde Park will certainly delight her huge amount of loyal fans. The line-up this summer for the two weekends of concerts is phenomenal with world renowned artists taking to the iconic Great Oak stage. These major events provide important funds to help The Royal Parks charity manage and maintain the much loved London parks.”

 

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival:

Shortlisted for Best Festival at the Q Awards 2018

Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the Festival Awards 2018

‘Best Live Act’ The Cure @ British Summer Time Hyde Park at the Live UK Magazine Awards 2018

Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2017

AEG/Goldenvoice (organisers of BST) ‘Best Promoter’ at the UK Festival Awards 2016

Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014

‘Festival of the Year’ at the UK Event Awards 2013

‘Best Use of New Technology’ at the Festival Awards 2013

 

TICKETS

Barclaycard Presale: 9am Wednesday 23rd Jan

https://www.theticketfactory.com/default/online/tickets/bst-hyde-park/celine-dion/

 

General Sale: 9am Tuesday 29th Jan

http://axs.com/uk/events/357625/celine-dion-tickets/promopage/15694?skin=bst

 

General Admission – from £69.95

Primary Entry – from £89.95

Gold Circle – from £159.95

Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden – from £229.95

The Terrace – from £249.95

Diamond – from £299.95

Child 2-9 yrs  / Guardian Ticket – £65

 

*general on sale prices may differ

 

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SARAH BRIGHTMAN RETURNS TO LONDON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS    FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

SARAH BRIGHTMAN RETURNS TO LONDON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

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SARAH BRIGHTMAN RETURNS TO LONDON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

The world’s most successful and best-selling soprano, Sarah Brightman, returns to London for the first time since her Harem World Tour in 2004. Her new world tour, HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert will come to Royal Albert Hall, Monday 11th November, for one night only. Tickets for the one night only spectacular will go on sale to the general public on Friday 25th January at 10am and are available online at cuffeandtaylor.com.
One of the UK’s greatest global stars, the Berkhamsted born singer says fans should, “expect the unexpected!”. Brightman began her HYMN world tour in South America in November 2018 and includes 125 shows across five continents throughout 2019.
On coming home to perform, Sarah says, “It’s been a long time since I performed in London and I’m so excited to bring this beautiful new show back home to you and perform new songs and of course many favourites. To me, HYMN suggests joy and a feeling of hope and light – something familiar and secure, like home”.
Sarah last headlined the Royal Albert Hall over 20 years ago, in 1997 and is returning for a very special night, accompanied by her band, a full orchestra, choir and special guests to be announced in the coming months.
To enhance her world of enchantment, Brightman has partnered with Swarovski on her world tour. Her elaborate costumes and dazzling tiaras will feature over 600,000 of Swarovski crystals. Fans will also have the opportunity to take home a sparkling memento through a variety of custom tour merchandise from Sarah’s signature collection. The collection bear Sarah’s signature and many pieces have also been incorporated into her costumes for the tour.  The collection will be available for purchase on tour and directly from sarahbrightman.com 
Sarah Brightman unveiled her much-anticipated fifteenth full-length album, HYMN, on November 9, 2018 (Decca Gold/ Universal Music Group). This marks the multiplatinum GRAMMY® award-nominated classical crossover pioneer’s first new studio recording since she released the international chart-topper Dreamchaser in 2013.
U.K. Date: 

11 November 2019                    London, U.K.                 Royal Albert Hall

Tickets for this spectacular night will go on sale to the general public on Friday 25 January at 10am, with the fan Pre-sale available from today (Monday 21st January). Visit www.livenation.co.uk/ and by phone at 0844 844 04444.
Bang Bang Romeo release ‘Bag Of Bones’ single

Bang Bang Romeo release ‘Bag Of Bones’ single

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Bang Bang Romeo release 'Bag Of Bones' single

Bang Bang Romeo have big things planned for this year, their first ever UK headline tour, the release of their debut album, a 16 date European & UK stadium support tour with pop legend P!NK, countless European festivals …. world domination. But before all of that, to get 2019 really started they’ve just unleashed their new single ‘Bag Of Bones’ and the accompanying video.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/zLKCg6avsyI

Filmed in London, the band worked with Trigger Happy’s Dom Joly and Matt Campion to bring the story of ‘Bag Of Bones’ to life. The video follows a woman returning to her childhood bedroom to deal with her personal demons. It tackles gender politics, self-identity and sees the character owning her own androgyny with confidence. With lead singer Stars being a strong and open voice for the LGBTQ+ community the song’s message is one that comes from the heart. The band have been encouraging fans to get involved with this message using their hashtag #somuchmore.

The band commented about the track:
“In a world where we’re told to conform and align ourselves into categories, we say, unapologetically, “no”. To anyone feeling they may not be ‘normal’ in the eyes of today’s society, or feel as though they were just put here to wake up, work, and be this vessel that everyone else wants them to be, we would like to remind you that you are not just a Bag of Bones, you are so much more. ‘Bag of Bones’ is the second offering from our debut album ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy’ out June 14th. The single is also our first release of the year, so to say we’re excited about it is a total understatement. “

Dom Joly commented “I was blown away by Anastasia’s voice when I first heard this track. I loved the fact that this was a rock band fronted by a woman and really wanted to make the video. We kept the company concept pretty simple as the band’s power sort of speaks for itself. It was an easy shoot and I’m a big fan of the band and their sound.”

Bang Bang Romeo release their debut album ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy‘ on 14th June 2019 via Eleven Seven Label Group. They embark on their first ever UK headline tour next month.

Order the album here:
https://bangbangromeo.tmstor.es/
Buy tickets here:
https://www.musicglue.com/bangbangromeo

Full UK Tour dates as follows:
2019
Monday 18th February – Phase One, Liverpool
Tuesday 19th February – 78 Sackville Street, Manchester
Wednesday 20th February – Heartbreakers, Southampton
Thursday 21st February – Black Heart, London
Friday 22nd February – Actress and Bishop, Birmingham
Saturday 23rd February – Headrow House, Leeds
Saturday 6th April – Cro Cro Land Festival, London
Sunday 5th May – Teddy Rocks Festival, Dorset
Saturday 1st June – Camden Rocks Festival, London
Thursday 20 June:  Principality Stadium, Cardiff *supporting P!nk*
Saturday 22 June:  Hampden Park, Glasgow *supporting P!nk*
Tuesday 25 June:  Anfield Stadium, Liverpool *supporting P!nk*
Saturday 29 June:  Wembley Stadium, London *supporting P!nk*
Sunday 30 June: Wembley Stadium, London *supporting P!nk*
digital download and streaming release of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical FOLLIES out now

digital download and streaming release of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical FOLLIES out now

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digital download and streaming release of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical FOLLIES out now

WARNER CLASSICS and the NATIONAL THEATRE announce the digital download and streaming release of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical FOLLIES – 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording this Friday, January 18th.
The critically-acclaimed musical tells the story of the former performers of Weismann’s Follies, reunited for the first time in their theatre which is to be demolished the next day. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. The show includes musical hits such as Losing My Mind and Broadway BabyI’m Still Here.
Following its 2018 Olivier Award wins for Best Musical Revival and Best Costume Design and a sold out run at the National Theatre, the original cast and orchestra behind FOLLIES release its much-anticipated London Cast Recording. FOLLIES returns to the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatreon February 12th 2019.
Director of FOLLIES and Associate of the National Theatre Dominic Cooke said: “Directing FOLLIES has been a privilege. It is a heart-breaking, universal piece and the National Theatre committed epic resources to realise it. The original company gave detailed, powerful performances and I’m delighted that we managed to record them for listeners to appreciate Stephen Sondheim’s peerless score, just as I’m working with an equally brilliant cast on the Olivier revival opening next month.”
FOLLIES – 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording was recorded at RAK Studios in London with world-renowned producer Nigel Wright, conducted by Olivier Nominee Nigel Lilley and mixed by SMP Studios, Buckinghamshire. The soundtrack cast includes Julie Armstrong, Norma Attallah, Josephine Barstow, Jeremy Batt, Tracie Bennett, Di Botcher, Billy Boyle, Janie Dee, Anouska Eaton, Liz Ewing, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Peter Forbes, Emily Goodenough, Bruce Graham, Adrian Grove, Fred Haig, Aimee Hodnett, Dawn Hope, Liz Izen, Alison Langer, Emily Langham, Sarah-Marie Maxwell, Ian McLarnon, Leisha Mollyneux, Gemma Page, Kate Parr, Philip Quast, Edwin Ray, Gary Raymond, Adam Rhys-Charles, Jordan Shaw, Imelda Staunton, Zizi Strallen, Barnaby Thompson, Christine Tucker, Michael Vinsen and Alex Young.

FOLLIES Track Listing

  1. Prologue
  2. Beautiful Girls
  3. Don’t Look At Me
  4. Waiting For The Girls Upstairs
  5. Rain On The Roof / Ah, Paris! / Broadway Baby (Medley)
  6. The Road You Didn’t Take
  7. In Buddy’s Eyes
  8. Who’s That Woman?
  9. I’m Still Here
  10. Too Many Mornings
  11. The Right Girl
  12. One More Kiss
  13. Could I Leave You?
  14. Loveland
  15. You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow / Love Will See Us Through (Medley)
  16. Buddy’s Blues
  17. Losing My Mind
  18. The Story Of Lucy and Jessie
  19. Live, Laugh, Love
  20. End of Show

FOLLIES – 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording is available across digital download and streaming accounts now. Download and streaming link can be found HERE. CD pre-orders will be available soon.“I love this show’s beautiful reflection on the lives of these characters and the choices they made.  I’m thrilled we were able to capture this original National Theatre cast last year, and I look forward to fans of Stephen Sondheim, the show and the cast enjoying this recording for many years to come.” stated Kevin Gore, President of Arts Music for Warner Music Group.

FOLLIES returns to the National Theatre with previews from 12 February 2019, with many of the original cast including Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Peter Forbes returning to their roles. Alexander Hansonand Joanna Riding will join the cast in the roles of Ben and Sally. More information and tickets can be found here: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/follies

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One of the most renowned names on the current electronic music scene joins the Doctor Music Festival line-up

One of the most renowned names on the current electronic music scene joins the Doctor Music Festival line-up

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One of the most renowned names on the current electronic music scene joins the Doctor Music Festival line-up

A powerful love for electronic music and the most recent cutting-edge trends has flowed through the veins of Doctor Music Festival since its inception.

This genre of artistic expression remains strong and constant in the Reincarnation Edition, with performances from both legendary electronic artists and new talents, such as The Blaze.

International critics all around the world have been astounded by the musical genius of The Blaze

“Epic, rough-hewed emotional landscapes that surge and yearn, pulsing thickly with sun-streaked, blurry edges. It is body music — dance music — but it works subcutaneously, operating on the level of emotion and thought more than movement.” – The New York Times

“Somebody give The Blaze an Oscar already” – Fader

“Their lucid electronica dazzles” – NME

“Another demonstration of their boundless ability to make carefully crafted and beautiful work.” – The Line of Best Fit

“An angelic offering with distinctive beats…” – Clash

“The Blaze explore humanity with some of the best videos you’ve seen.” – Noisey
 
The Blaze is a French duo, made up of Guillaume and Jonathan Alric, both music producers and film directors. Their story first began with the debut single ‘Virile’, in 2016. They later released their first EP – ‘Territory’ –  in April 2017, followed by ‘Heaven’ at the beginning of 2018, the first single and video from their acclaimed debut album, ‘Dancehall’. The ambiguity of their music and films is what makes this band so appealing and magnetic. Their music opens the gates to a constant waterfall of the some of the most disparate human emotions.

What’s more, when playing live, The Blaze turns into something even more spectacular. After having played at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world in 2018, they have been able to transcend borders, continuing their tour across the pond to the USA, achieving overwhelming success in New York in particular, with sold out shows!
           
The Doctor Music Festival 2019 line-up is spreading its wings to become one of the most interesting international offerings of the year, with performances from the likes of: ÂME, The Blaze, Carl Craig, Charlotte De Witte, The Chemical Brothers, Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones, Parov Stelar, The Prodigy, Richie Hawtin CLOSE, DJ Tennis and for the first time ever in festival history, 3 amazing performances from the Welsh duo Underworld.
 
Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting news to come!


Tickets on sale at doctormusicfestival.com

Y Not Festival launch sustainability scheme

Y Not Festival launch sustainability scheme

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Y Not Festival launch sustainability scheme

Y Not Festival is back! We return to the beautiful setting of the Peak District this July  after a fantastic 2018 and to kick things off this year, we’re putting the focus on the most precious part of the festival – our environment.

Our new campaign ‘Keep The Peaks Green’ aims to target sustainability for the festival by cutting out plastic, boosting on recycling and reducing our landfill waste. We are encouraging customers to hand in litter to us, take tents home with them or sign up to use tents already on site at the new Pitch Village.

Though there isn’t a more idyllic spot for Y Not, we recognise that running a festival on this site has a direct impact, both positive and negative, on the natural environment. So, we are making even bigger efforts to be sustainable and kind to the earth with the launch of our new ‘Keep The Peaks Green’ campaign. The scheme offers a number of ways both the festival and you can be savvier and more sustainable with your plastic use, litter and even your tents! The new implementations for Y Not Festival 2019 include:

Litter Bond
We are introducing a Litter Bond once tickets are on sale on Tuesday 29th January. This means that ALL bookings will have a compulsory £10 deposit per booking. All you need to do is hand in a bag of rubbish at the festival and you will be reimbursed a tenner!

Plastics
Following suit from last year, all single used plastics are prohibited for our traders. We’ll also be bringing back our 10p cup scheme, for every cup you collect and hand in – we’ll give you 10p!

Tents
We’re introducing our new camping zone Pitch Village for the first time in the festival’s history. Here we will provide you with a tent, put it up for you and put it back down. By choosing Pitch Village, you won’t need to pack anything away at the end of the weekend – phew!

Aside from handing in your litter and cups to us, there are even more small things you can do to make a big difference and help keep the Peaks green!

Cut down the plastic you bring – please try not to bring single used plastic bottles. Bring refillable water bottles, and we have water points all over the site to make it nice and easy.

Take your tent home – leaving your tent to go into landfill has huge environmental impact. If you can pack up and take your tent home to use again, that one of the most beneficial things you can do to help the environment.

For more information on our scheme, please visit www.ynotfestival.com

Line up news for 2019 is coming this February. Keep a look out!

Back for its 14th year this summer, Y Not will take place in Pikehall, Derbyshire from 25th-28th July. Since 2005, when it began life as a houseparty spilling over into deepest Derbyshire, the event has remained home grown and true to its roots. With panoramic countryside views, a fully stocked bar of local ales, a mouth-watering selection of food and more live music than you can shake a stick at… Y Notis a whole weekend of good music, good food and care-free fun in the middle of the beautiful Peak District.

Y Not Festival organisers have said, “We are lucky enough to have the stunning setting of the Peak District as our site and so it’s integral that we protect it for years to come. The ‘Keep The Peaks Green’ scheme offers plenty of opportunity to do this in simple yet effective ways and we’re really looking forward to customers getting on board!”

Last year’s festival included The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jamiroquai, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and many more. Line up for 2019 are to be announced next month.

For 2018, Y Notmoved to their new and improved site on Aston Hill Farm, adjacent to the previous site on Mouldridge Lane. The festival took place in the unbeatable setting of the Peak District and the benefits of the location include clearer routes for festival-goers and improved access for service vehicles.

In addition to the site change, Y Not have continued their ongoing communications about improvements, following on from their 2018 Manifesto. This includes the site, staffing, security and traffic management.

Tickets go on sale January 29that www.ynotfestival.com/tickets

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Tickets & Prices
Adult Weekend Camping Tickets                                     £119.50
Youth Weekend Camping Tickets (aged 13-17)            £119.50
Family Weekend Camping Tickets                                 £119.50
Child Weekend Camping Tickets (12 and under)           FREE

THE WHO TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF NEW MATERIAL IN 13 YEARS

THE WHO TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF NEW MATERIAL IN 13 YEARS

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THE WHO TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF NEW MATERIAL IN 13 YEARS

Fifty-five years after they made their first recordings, the legendary rock band The Who is back in the studio working on their first new album in 13 years due for release later this year.

The full details for new album will be revealed in the coming months.

Along with the forthcoming record, The Who will be undertaking the aptly named ‘Moving On!’ tour of the US where the band will share the stage with orchestras at prestigious venues from Madison Square Garden in New York to The Hollywood Bowl.

Commenting on what Who fans can expect from the new record Pete Townshend said: Dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang”. Speaking about the US tour Roger Daltrey commented: “Be aware Who fans! That just because it’s The Who with an Orchestra, in no way will it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music. This will be full throttle Who with horns and bells on.”

The Who are one of the top three greatest rock legacies in music history has sold over 100 million records world including 9 US & 10 UK top ten albums and 14 UK top ten singles.

They have played over well over 2000 gigs in a career spanning over 50 years including venues such as WoodstockMonterey PopGlastonbury (twice)Hyde Park (four times)The Isle Of Wight (three times), Desert TripShea StadiumThe Superbowl half time show and Live Aid to name but a very few.

The band is in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the UK Music Hall Of Fame and has lifetime achievement awards from The Brits and from The Grammys and in 2008 were the first rock band ever to be awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors.

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Website: https://www.thewho.com/